Ohio BMV Computer Glitch Hampers Issuing Driver's Licenses

Jan 9, 2014

Hundreds of Ohioans trying to get or renew their driver's licenses this week are running into trouble because of computer problems.

The state Bureau of Motor Vehicles says people with licenses nearing expiration who can't renew because of the snafu are being issued letters to explain the problem so they're not penalized for it by law enforcement officials. The problem began Monday, when the BMV attempted to update the software used to check backgrounds for commercial drivers licenses and crashed access for all licenses. The outages have been sporadic and some people have been able to get their license. It's not clear when the glitch could be resolved.